China’s foreign ministry said on Thursday that the United States has no right to confront other countries on their human rights records when it faces problems with racism and mistreatment of prisoners at home.
Both U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. ambassador to China Max Baucus issued statements on Wednesday to mark International Human Rights Day in which they mentioned cases such as the imprisoned Chinese Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said it was hypocritical of the United States to do this considering its own poor record, in apparent reference to recent protests over the killings of unarmed black men and a U.S. Senate report on the torture of detainees after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Thank you, Dianne Feinstein. Now the diseased communists minds of Chinese officials are equating interrogation techniques used to combat an enemy with the institutionalized atrocities they commit on their citizens.
Were John Kerry bright (pause for giggles), he would point out that the Chinese don’t really televise their incidents of civil unrest, what with the making dissidents immediately disappear forever and all.
Given the track record of this administration, they’ll probably send China an apology and a fruit basket.